Hiring off-duty police officers is probably the way to go if you are already asking yourself, “Should I hire off-duty police officers?” But, like anything, it is best to do your due diligence to determine if hiring off-duty police officers is a better fit for your security needs than hiring regular security guard services.
If you do decide to hire police officers, FirstGuard can help you coordinate the logistics, scheduling, payroll, proper resources, and necessary insurance, through their professional off duty police services. Simply call, or email FirstGuard when you want to hire off-duty police officers, and we will help you make the arrangements. FirstGuard does not employ off-duty law enforcement (because they are all employed full-time by a law enforcement agency), and you do not need to actually “hire” them either.
Here’s how it works:
FirstGuard has contracted with thousands of law enforcement officers nationwide who are currently employed by a law enforcement agency, but are interested in working part-time during their off-hours to earn extra income. FirstGuard’s off-duty police services help these off-duty police officers for hire connect with businesses in the private sector, interested in having a uniformed (or plainclothes) police officer help protect their business, special event, political campaign, etc. FirstGuard has arranged 1099 contracts with each officer, and helps customers with scheduling, payroll, and most importantly, insurance.
There are many advantages that come with hiring off-duty police officers, including—but certainly not limited to—the simple intimidation or fear felt by criminals when they see an armed, properly trained police officer, in uniform and with full law enforcement authority, at your service.
Call FirstGuard today at 334-717-3106 to determine if you should hire off-duty police officers for your security service needs (contracted through FirstGuard)
So, why are would-be criminals far less likely to pursue a crime by simply seeing uniformed, off-duty law enforcement on your premises?
- Police Officers have full law enforcement AUTHORITY, both on-duty and off-duty. Whereas, a security guard cannot command the same authority, because they do not have that authority.
- Police officers have arrest power. Every criminal knows that a police officer has full arrest power.
- Police officers are armed. Most security guards are not armed and even those who are do not have the weapons training that hiring off-duty police officers affords you.
- Police officers USE their training daily. Not only are off-duty police officers for hire a security force that has gone through far more training than a security guard (who sometimes requires NO training), but police officers USE their training on a daily basis, for incidents that rise to a much higher level of crisis and emergency—including how and when to use any level of force necessary.
So, if the question is now, “How do I hire off-duty police officers?”
Call FirstGuard, or fill out our quick Contact Form, to hire a field-tested off-duty Police Officer, thoroughly trained and with full arrest powers
A regular security officer has their place. You do not need to hire off-duty police officers to work a guard gate at an apartment complex, for example. But when a true incident—nearly anything involving possible risk to persons—occurs, security guards are instructed to call the police. That is because police are trained, and licensed, in everything from crowd control, to exercising whatever level of force is required to handle a threat. Having a law enforcement presence is then the way to go in any scenario that may involve risk.
The bottom line is that you should hire off-duty police officers whenever your needs rise to a level that could benefit from having real law enforcement on the scene, even if the extent of action that then happens is that a would-be criminal merely sees an off-duty police officer, in uniform, standing watch, and decides it’s not worth the consequences.
Hire an off-duty Police Officer to guard your people and property to the fullest extent of the law: Call FirstGuard at 334-717-3106
FirstGuard can facilitate the hiring of off-duty police officer services for your security needs, including but not limited to:
Call FirstGuard and put the worry out of hiring off-duty police officers for your security needs: 334-717-3106
FirstGuard LLC is a private law enforcement logistics firm that provides scheduling, payroll, billing, and insurance resource services to thousands of sworn law enforcement officers across the United States who are interested in working with your organization under a 1099 contractor relationship through FirstGuard.